Kyle Barnett Oct. 23, 2014, 7:32pm


NEW ORLEANS – A subcontractor is suing a contractor who hired it for a renovation project, but has allegedly refused to pay following its completion.

Olde Tyme Interiors Inc. filed suit against Construction South Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Sept. 15.

The plaintiff alleges it was subcontracted by the defendant on June 30, 2011 to provide labor, materials and equipment for a renovation on the Blood Center located at 2609 Canal St. in New Orleans for the amount of $68,812. Olde Tyme Interiors contends that following the completion of its portion of the work, Construction South Inc. has failed to pay the balance on the contract plus extra amounts in change orders, including those caused by hurricane damage.

The plaintiff asserts that the Blood Center filed a certificate of substantial completion on the property on June 9, 2014 and that afterward it should have received full payment, but still have not.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $88,422.80 are sought by the plaintiff.

Olde Tyme Interiors Inc. is represented by Brian Schaps of New Orleans-based Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles LLP.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2014-09045.

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